Lyttle powers ahead again

The 2009 staging of the World Athletics Day Meet last week saw sprinter Wallace Lyttle humbling his competitors in the men’s 100 metres for the second successive meet.

It firmly placed him for consideration to the national team to the Island Games Championships in July.

Lyttle won the stellar event in a time of 10.5 seconds and in the process turned back the challenges of Robert Ibeh (10.7), Rhymiech Adolphus (10.9) Joseph Suberan (11.2s), Richard Marian (11.8s) and Kadri Morris (12,3s).

The tall, strongly built sprinter had a good start and thereafter powered his way with consummate ease in taking the event, in the process defeating all and sundry of the islands’ locally based male sprinters in his last two meets.

Chantelle Morrison clocked an impressive and breezy 12.0secs in winning the girls 16-17 100m dash.

The 2009 Carifta Games bronze medallist continued her five year long domination of the locally-based female sprinters but signs are evident that Melinda McLean, 14, who finished second in 12.6s, will soon provide stiff competition to Morrison, 15.

This year’s meet saw limited competition as it was confined to athletes aged 10 and upwards as the association continued its preparation of athletes competing for places on national teams.

In the Youth Division, Cayman Brac’s Amelia Gillespie continued her preparation for the CAC Youth Championships with good all round performances.

In the 11-12 boys division there continued to be keen competition between Jouri Haylock, Leandro Powell and Jeahvon Jackson.

The performance of the day however in this division belonged to little Kiera McLaughin who easily won the girls 11-12 800m in an impressive 2.59s.

This marks the third time this season that McLaughlin has shown the competition in this age-group a clean pair of heels in this event, having won at the Inter-Primary and the Caribbean Utilities Company Track & Field Meet.